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Playing With Japanese Nouns - Japanese Plug and Play Ghetto Grammar #112

Updated on August 30, 2011

This is a new plug and play grammar of the ghetto for Japanese learners

In this plug and play we will be using nouns as opposed to our use of verbs as is usually done in JPPGG or the Japanese Plug and Play Ghetto Grammar. We will be working with two Japanese verbs when put together make for a good Japanese grammar. Chigau is the verb - to be different, and nai is "to be" verb in negative present tense. Adding nouns before chigai nai can make for some interesting phrases. Try your own by plugging and playing and Enjoy.

Japanese Plug and Play Ghetto Grammar

This Japanese bunpo uses nouns + ni chigai nai

Why Certainly!

Japanese Plug and Play Ghetto Grammar #112

How to say something is for sure in Japanese

Noun + CHIGAI NAI

I. Noun + NI CHIGAI NAI - Noun for sure!

To be (noun phrase) without fail !

The Japanese bunpo^ NOUN+ NI CHIGAI NAI grammar construction is used quite regularly, and in expressions where you want to impart an unwavering definiteness as to the outcome. CHIGAI itself is a noun meaning difference. It is in base II in similitude to other verbs that change into nouns by putting them into base II. See my article on verb bases for more information. comes from the verb CHIGAU -v. to be different, to vary, to disagree, to be unlike.

Ex. 1 ZETTAI KANOJO NO SAIFU NI CHIGAI NAI. -

Its definitely her wallet . . .for sure! Or

It's her wallet for sure, definitely!

Ex. 2 NATSU GA KURU NI CHIGAI NAI -

Summer will be here without fail.

Ex. 3 MAI HARU WASHI GA CANADA NI KAETTE KURU NI CHIGAI NAI -

Every spring the eagles return back to Canada without fail.

Ex. 4 SO^ NI CHIGAI NAI! -

That's the way it is man! FOR SHIZZLE!

It's my way, my way or the highway!

II. A TO B NO CHIGAI GA WAKARU (WAKARANAI) -

Can (can't) tell the difference between A and B.

Ex.1. HONMONO TO NISEMONO NO CHIGAI GA WAKARANAI. -

I can't tell the difference between the fake and the real thing.

As always,

Do Your Best! Ganbatte Ne!

Makurasuki

Ghetto After Blast G.A.B. - one point advice - when you want to refute a point made by another soften your phrase up by saying CHIGAU TO OMOU or I think it's a little different. Unless you want to make it clear that the other person is wrong then you would say CHIGAU! - You are definitely wrong! In English CHIGAU can simply mean nope! or NO ITS NOT! Or even NO you are WRONG! Or Not even! That is why this is the GAB, the ghetto after blast because the effects could ripple through the time space continuum. JA NE! LATES!

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      tdove 9 years ago

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